Projects

Creation and validation of: geodetic and tidal datums, acquisition tools at sea and in the intertidal zone

This project aims to develop a real time hydrodynamic model of the Belgian Continental Shelf, southern North Sea, and to determine an accurate and easily accessible 3D description of the Lowest Astro…

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HBIM model of the church of Saint Barbara in Bois du Luc

The last few years the Building Information Modeling process improved through the development of innovative technology and approaches of working practices, especially in the field of documentation of …

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CREST: Climate resilient coast

More than 634 million people, or approximately 8.7% of the world's population, live in low-elevation coastal areas below 10 m. These zones are vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and an increa…

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Capturing archaeological sites and finds in Honduras

Researchers of the Department of Geography have been invited by Dr. Cameron McNeil of Lehman College to join the PARAC project, investigating the reasons for the collapse of the Mayan civilization. T…

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Geometric modelling for a 3D archaeological GIS

The use of 3D models in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage is focussed on in this research. These 3D models are generated through highly accurate acquisition techniques such as photo model…

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3D Modelling of Historic Topographic Equipment

The department of Geography owns a wide collection of historic topographic equipment . These artefacts are used in exhibitions to show the rich history of land surveying and geomatics. The 3D data re…

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Modeling and inventorizing heritage in Xinjiang (China)

In the Chinese Xinjiang region, different field campaigns were set up to collect data using various land survey techniques of the Yar City ruins on the one hand and the numerous karez on the other h…

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Monitoring tides at open sea

The Flemish Agency of Maritime and Coastal Service is responsible for a safe and smooth shipping traffic from and to Flemish harbours. Other main objectives of this governmental organization are coas…

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3D Archaeology in the Altai Region in Siberia (Russia)

Since 2005, the 3D Data research group supports the field surveys, of the Department of Archaeology, to the Altai Region in Siberia, Russia. This region is a very important archaeological heritage are…

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Integrated data-acquisition for hydrographic applications

This project examines how the integration of all kinds of sensors and inertial navigation systems ) can be optimized. It also aims to develop a low cost system for the mobile mapping of hydrographic …

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SeArch

The SeArch – Archaeological heritage in the North Sea – Project aims to develop an efficient assessment methodology and approach towards a sustainable management policy and legal framework in Belgium.…

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The Vassivière Project: an Erasmus Intensive Program in Hydrography and Geomatics

The Erasmus Intensive Program in Hydrography and Geomatics enabled students from 3 European graduate schools to work on the cartography of the Vassivière Dam reservoir. The project concerned a hydrog…

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3D modelling of historical globes

During this project the 3D modelling techniques were used to reconstruct two historical globes. A large number of images were used for the digital representation of two 16th century globes, made by Ge…

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Integrated Geomatics Internship in Bois-du-Luc

Since 2013 the Department of Geography has established a partnership with the Walloon government to document the mining site of Bois-du-Luc in the municipality of La Louvière. Each year, an intensive…

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Tunnel Ovalisation Monitoring

This research project answered the question how laser scanning, as a typical example of innovative 3D measurement techniques, can be used to contribute to tunnel ovalisation monitoring. A measurement…

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Modelling Mexican Mayan temples in 3D

Two successful field campaigns have been undertaken by our department to map Mexican Mayan temples in 3D. At the sites of Calakmul and Edzna, the archaeological structures were photographed from diff…

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